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|A group of engaged Milwaukeeans are looking for ways to help during time so bitter cold. The goals are list below, please plug in:
The goal of this project is:
(1) raise awareness in the Milwaukee community of existing "warming center " resources,
(2) to incrementally increase the number of church facilities that will operate as warming centers, and
(3) to be a point of community coordinating and logistics for volunteers and resources relative to warming centers.
Warming Centers Project
Thank you for your interest in collaborating to strengthen the capacity of Milwaukee Warming Centers/Rooms and to possibly grow the number as well. On the 19th, we had a telephone conference to identify interested people, to gather an understanding of the current reality in the city, and to strategize around ways to raise awareness and strengthen this resource. I was on our first call along with Ptosha Davis (Greater New Birth, the Lauren Group), Terri Ellzey (Milwaukee County Community Intervention Specialist), and Sandra Melcher (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Upsilon Mu Omega Chapter). In addition, we got subsequent input from Holly Anderle (First Baptist Church Racine), Janice Brazil Cummings (AME Church), Liz Marquardt (Sojourner), Martha Pincus, Brenda Wesley (NAMI), and Kenyatta Yamel (First Unitarian Society).
We left the telephone conference with the following tasks:
I am going to email this, post it to FB, twitter and my webpage/blog (wjlanier.com) My preference (to effectively capture the dialogue) is that you email me back with your thoughts or post comments to the blog. Lastly, I am copying below a post that was on Facebook from the Northside Warming Station; they are seeking assistance.
Repost from Community group:
………Northside Warming Station……..
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Temperatures Are Dropping Volunteers Are Needed. Spread The Word & Help Someone In Need…
Food, Drinks And Snacks Will Be Provided, Wifi And Cable Is Also Available.
Lets Give Back Together. Call 414-334-4093 For More Information.
Location:4512 W Burliegh
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Donations Are Accepted For Food And Drinks.. To Give Back To Our Homeless Adults and Children…
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